Emma Kisiel is a photographer who memorializes roadkill animals in her series entitled At Rest. Without disturbing the natural state of the bodies, Kisiel surrounds the misfortunate creatures with makeshift funerary flowers and stones at the original sites of their deaths.
“By surrounding the subject with living and fake flowers and stone markers, I elevate the often ignored and overlooked dead animal to the level of a human being and impart the beautiful grace of their fallen bodies. My photographs convey the sublime, the grotesque, and the lure of the macabre; we can hardly bear the visual of death, yet we cannot tear our eyes away.”
View more of Emma’s work and her other memento mori series at emmakisiel.com